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post #41 of 80
I moaned with pretty much every contraction and screamed through the pushing. It was a low vocalization kind of scream though, not a shriek.

The MW directed me back to the lower pitches every time I started to creep higher b/c she said it would better focus the pushing and she was completely right. I could feel the difference between the low pitch and the high pitch and my total pushing time was only 20 minutes.

I'm sure I was loud as hell, but I didn't care. Some women need epidurals to get through the pain, I need to be loud.
post #42 of 80
I was one of those women who found pushing ecstatic, not painful, but I still yelled and screamed involuntarily throughout. It was not really from pain, just some kind of weird energy release. I remember reassuring a student nurse who was terrified by all my noise, and telling her that it didn't really hurt, I just felt like screaming.
post #43 of 80
I screamed like a banshee from transition until it came time to push. At that point, I started grunting and growling like a warthog in heat.
post #44 of 80
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Originally Posted by GooeyRN View Post
I am curious if there are other screamers out there. I screamed out my ds. The screaming was completely involuntary. It hurt, but not nearly as much as it sounded like. I felt bad, I probably made other women change their minds about not having iv narcs or epidurals. I was THAT loud. Thankfully I only pushed 10-15 mins.


So, any other screamers out there?
I didn't scream during my first birth, probably as I had an epidural. And I don't think I was breathing. I was trying to breathe in spite of what they were telling me, but it was surreptitiously done.

I made loud groaning noises during my homebirth pushing phase. It is so disturbing to me now, that I can't watch the video, but at the time it felt really good and useful.
post #45 of 80
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Originally Posted by maplesugar View Post
I screamed, roared, and yelled. Really loud, I was.

With birth number one, the midwives said yelling would help me, told me to let it all out. Said I was like a mamma bear!
: And my MW was right. It was cathartic!


[/QUOTE] Birth number two, I hollered, but the silly midwife told me to be quiet or I would scare the baby.: This p!ssed me off. If I need ro scream, I need to scream.

She also ruptured my membranes without asking.:[/QUOTE]

Ugh! Sorry you went through this! :
post #46 of 80
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Originally Posted by mamabadger View Post
I was one of those women who found pushing ecstatic, not painful, but I still yelled and screamed involuntarily throughout. It was not really from pain, just some kind of weird energy release. I remember reassuring a student nurse who was terrified by all my noise, and telling her that it didn't really hurt, I just felt like screaming.
Oh, yeah, pushing felt wonderful with #1 - contractions didn't hurt, and rather than the ring of fire all I felt was an intense thrumming sensation -- I wouldn't call it ecstatic, but it was not painful and actually energizing.

And I still sounded like a Rumanian weightlifter going for the gold when each contraction hit!
post #47 of 80
I'd call it more or a roar or bellow, with some wailing and yodeling thrown in for good measure. My births were painful, but like mamabadger said, for me it was more about a release of energy. I still get mad thinking about my first midwife who felt it meant I wasn't handling the pain well and needed to "calm down". : My next three birth were SO much easier when I didn't have those doubts and judgments to deal with and could just give in to the urge to make noise.
post #48 of 80
Ya, I screamed. DS came out so fast & didn't realize I was in labor until my water broke. Then BAM, I had to push. I was in the hospital on bedrest & they had to move me to a birth suite on another floor. They were telling me not to push in the elevator. Once I was in a room, I just screamed. They did tell me at one point to focus my energy elsewhere, but he flew out. It was crazy fast.

With my DD, I did vocalize, but after 7 hours of pushing, & a a c-section.

L
post #49 of 80
I was fairly quiet, grunting mostly. I let out one huge scream when DD's elbow tried to come out with her head (midwife had to help pull her arm down)... that really hurt.

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Originally Posted by savithny View Post
I wouldn't call it ecstatic, but it was not painful and actually energizing.
DITTO! I almost want to describe it as pleasure. It felt so good to be pushing.
post #50 of 80
I screamed. My instinct was to throw my head back and scream like crazy while pushing. Unfortunately, that didn't move the baby down. I was coached to tip my head down and push while grunting or not making noise. That worked extremely well.

I vocalized from active labor onwards - moaning, then really loud moaning, and then when I went to push as I said I screamed. But stopped since it was counterproductive. I sure wanted to, though. Ugh, I was just so focused on having it be over by that point!

Transition was quite long for me (7.5 hours) and both transition and pushing were excruciating. Pushing was only 25 min.
post #51 of 80
I did really well up until 8 cm. I was calm, somewhat comfortable and then WHAMO I got a pain so bad it felt like someone was crunching my insides with a vice. I let out a yell that had the nurses running from the end of the hallway thinking the baby was crowning...

After that initial holler I was pretty good, but it was good one!
post #52 of 80
I screamed my head off but the pushing actually felt good in comparison. It was just a primal instinct, like screaming gave me the strength to push when I was exhausted. Plus, it's so liberating. It's one of the few times in life when you can scream your lungs out and nobody will look at you like you have 3 heads.
post #53 of 80
I screamed during labor, really loudly, and it was such sweet relief. All the hospital staff in the room hated me for it though, and made it known that I was doing something "wrong". I don't remember if I screamed during pushing. I don't think I did though, I just remember pushing, and maybe grunting a little.
post #54 of 80
I'm another one who did something along the lines of a growl/roar/grunt. : I was very specific in my birth plan about no coached pushing but my dh coaching my vocals. He's in the military so teaching me how to roar properly was probably right up his ally! :

I was making fun of something he said a couple weeks ago and he suddenly did some sort of roaring/growling noise back at me. It took me a minute to realize what he was doing and I suddenly said, "Is that what i sounded like?"

An hour after I delivered, a tour came through the hospital. Thank heavens I delivered when I did. I would hate to have scared anyone away from a natural birth.
post #55 of 80
I was definitely vocal. I described it as screaming and loud when talking about it with my mom later on. She was there, and she didn't feel I was screaming or loud at all, so I dunno. I do know that the doctor talked to me in between contractions at one point...she said it was fine to vocalize, but to try to keep my voice lower in pitch because I guess I was pretty high up there and she was figuring I wouldn't be talking the next day if I continued, LOL! She was right, too, my voice sounded like crap the next day.
post #56 of 80
I wouldn't call it screaming, but I was very loud. It was a very low pitched roaring sound that I couldn't help making anymore then I could stop pushing at that point. I'm sure the ob that felt a need to come in my room thought something was wrong from the noise level. My me on the other hand just sat and waited for ds to come out, exactly what I wanted
post #57 of 80
I screamed like a crazy banshee. And, like you, it didn't hurt nearly as much as it sounded...it was more of my war cry It felt better to scream, so I did. Fortunately, I only pushed for maybe 6min, and it was a water birth. I tell myself that the water muffled the noise for dd's first impression of the world.
post #58 of 80
I screamed so loud during those pitocin contractions, nurses were coming into the room from the OTHER SIDE of the birthing department to see if I was dying.



-Caitrin
post #59 of 80
I gave myself full permission before the birth to scream and holler and curse and groan. I really expected to. But I wound up laboring really quietly. I just made little moans during the peak of contractions. They sound strangely, um, erotic. The audio track to my birth video sounds sort of like a dirty movie.
During the birth classes, my awesome midwifes said they encourage mamas to make any kind of vocalization that helps or feels natural, but if the cries take on a panicked sound, they try to reroute them.
post #60 of 80
I screamed. Seriously screamed. And she was out quickly without a tear at all. I had to... it was involuntary. The screams couldn't be held back.
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